NHS electronic content via the NLH Search 2.0

May 29, 2008 at 9:02 pm Leave a comment

You may have caught up with the news that the NHS Athens databases, such as Medline, Embase, Cinahl or PsycINFO, have been migrated to the National Library for Health

 Launched on the 1st April the NLH’s Search 2.0 service is the new way to access 8 healthcare databases, previously provided by Dialog, as well as e-books and e-journals.  All these resources provide you with assured and trusted information to underpin your practice, research and learning.

You can access these resources via a number of routes- the NLH, Athens, library pages- the choice is yours. But however you navigate to  these resources, you’ll need an NHS Athens password to login.

Access routes:

1)You can visit http://www.library.nhs.uk , login with your NHS Athens password and click on Books, Journals and Healthcare Databases– be sure to scroll down the page to view ALL links to  the e-books and the My Journal e-journals databases (if you don’t login you won’t be able to access these books or journals and you will only be searching PubMed)

2)Or you can visit http://www.athens.nhs.uk and login via MyAthens. You’ll find links to National Library for Health resources, such as National Library for Health healthcare databases, National Library for Health healthcare journals  and National Library for Health healthcare books.

3)Alternatively, follow links to databases, journals or ebooks on the library’s webpage or intranet sites (for St. George’s Hospital or Wandsworth Teaching Primary Care Trust users)

The  National Library for Health  also provides an improved searching experience across the open access evidence based reviews, guidance, specialist libraries search hubs-no need to login to search these.

Contact Karen John-Pierre kjohn@sgul.ac.uk or Milda Malakunas mmalakun@sgul.ac.uk for training and support with using this resource, or why not come to one of our information skills training sessions?

ps And for those die-hard Dialog  users out there, Dialog will now disappear for good from June 30th 2008, so be prepared!


Entry filed under: electronic journals, electronic resources, healthcare databases, national library for health, Search 2.0.

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